Characterised by communal facilities, high end fixtures and fittings, and cutting-edge technology, the Private Rented Sector is establishing a new standard in rented living.

With many impressive schemes popping up all over the UK, we picked a few of our favourites.

Moda Living ‘Angel Gardens’- Cutting Edge Technology

This iconic development is the epitome of the Private Rented Sector Model. Standing at 34 storeys high and comprising of 458 apartments, Angel Gardens in Manchester will boast all the high specification services typical of PRS developments, such as a cinema room, roof terrace,gyms and a 24 hour concierge.

Continuing to push the boundaries of style, service and innovation, this development utilises cutting edge technology to make the lives of their residents easier. The Moda app reacts to the wants and needs of its users. Helping hardworking, ‘time poor’ residents to plan their time, as well as book amenity space, control heating and lighting, and manage rental accounts. By utilising LivingCom’s Smart Fibre Infrastructure™, residents will have access to full fibre broadband from the day they move in.

Rocket Properties ‘Atlas Building’- Luxury design/ high quality fit out

The Atlas Building, by Rocket Properties, really personifies the luxury living aspect of the Private Rented Sector. All apartments in the 38 storey development feature contemporary designs and high quality fixtures, all with stunning views of inner city London.

The functional interiors are tailored to the lifestyle aspirations of the people who will be living in the building, mainly young professionals wanting easy access to the urban landscape of London’s Tech City. The building even includes co-working spaces, as well as a gym, cinema room, and 24-hour concierge, all helping to create the social ‘all-inclusive’ model increasingly desired in the market.

Greystar ‘Greenford development’- Superior amenities and service

Upon completion, the Greenford Development by Greystar will be the largest purpose built rental housing development in the UK. Greystar are the largest multi-family operator in the US, and aim to bring this American model to the UK. The multifamily model allows people of all aged and lifestyles to enjoy the same benefits of a fully managed property with superior amenities, in beautiful living environments.

The development will create a whole neighbourhood of 1,965 homes across seven buildings, with a multitude of community spaces including shops, workspaces, restaurants, gardens, gyms, terraces, roof lounges, and many more. The wealth of amenities enhance the living experience and create a place where residents can really call home, as well as benefitting the local community.

Fizzy Living ‘Walthamstow’- Communal Living/ Social Spaces

Fizzy Living understand that a sense of community is becoming increasingly important for renters. Developments such as Fizzy Walthamstow goes above and beyond in facilitating a communal space for their tenants, building on the Zeitgeist trend where people are placing more value on experiences, and want more than simply just a place to live.

Whether it’s the dedicated Facebook group for residents, block parties, or the ‘Fizzy Hub’ co-working space, the development ensures residents feel at home, and not simply living in a ‘faceless building’. Even pets are welcome, with dedicated pet stations to ensure they enjoy renting too. Each property has a dedicated property manager, known as ‘Bobs’, who ensure renting remains hassle free and provide exceptional customer service to guarantee happy tenants.

PGC Capital ‘Garden Hill’- Sustainability/ Eco Friendly

Inspired by the fabled Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Garden Hill development in Digbeth is certainly one of the more unusual, yet stunning, buildings on the list. Designed by Architects of Invention and funded by PGC Capital, the two modular 25 storey towers will provide 500 residential units in a staggered formation, all with rooftop garden terraces in between. These gardens can give both residents and visitors access to private and shared terraces and spacious rooftop garden, as well as shared spaces for communal living and working.

The architects have proposed that the building will be made entirely from cross-laminated timber, making the development highly sustainable. The variety of green spaces, will create an eco-friendly urban oasis for Birmingham’s diverse and multicultural population.

Berkeley Homes ‘South Quay Plaza’- Urban environment

Superbly located in the heart of London’s financial district, Canary Wharf, this unique development by Berkeley Homes will stand at 68 storeys high, and conveniently located near London’s financial district. The high quality amenities include cafes, restaurants, landscaped gardens, a roof garden, crèche, pool, health club and spa, to name a few!

We are increasingly seeing vibrant, urban neighbourhoods being championed by developers in the Private Rented Sector. Through this wide variety of amenities, combined with stunning interiors and contemporary architecture, Berkeley Group aim to create a sustainable community that will set the benchmark for future developments in the UK.

Managed Broadband for Private Rented Sector

By providing an outstanding online experience, Glide Residential helps you attract and retain tenants and enhance rental values. Find out how we can help you exceed your residents’ online expectations and gain a real competitive advantage.

Smart Fibre Infrastructure™

Our Smart Fibre Infrastructure™ (SFI™) sets our service apart in the sector by offering a faster and simpler way to cable your building, helping add rental value and significantly reduce operational costs. With SFI™, buildings are effectively future-proofed for the next 30-40 years, as there are no restrictions on what can be delivered through fibre. SFI™ also enables the provision of many smart technology services such as Wi-Fi controlled lighting and heating, door entry, CCTV, digital signage and smart metering.



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